Tuesday, April 18, 2006

I'm still here!

It's just that I didnt do much cooking last week, first because there wasnt the time and then because my mother arrived last Thursday and we whisked her off to Scotland for the long Easter weekend. Scotland is utterly gorgeous - if still in what seems like the middle of winter; the ski slopes in Aviemore were still open! - and we drove around looking at some fantastic mountain scenery. Being vegetarian, there werent many options for my mother and I, as far as food was concerned - but the best thing we had was ice-cold water straight from a gushing little waterfall/stream in the mountainside near Ben Nevis (the highest mountain in the UK). There's no recipe for it and nothing that could convey the fresh sweetness of the water. I'll post a photograph of the waterfall at some point, I guess.

Anyway, I'm back and ready for some home-cooked food. Amma will be the cook, methinks... I abdicate the crown in her favour for now!

12 comments:

sailu said...

You seem to have had a great Easter weekend,Shammi.
Good for you.... Pete and you get to relish amma's cooking..:)
Look forward to the waterfall pictures.

Garam Masala said...

Glad you are back! Enjoy Amma's cooking and do keep us in the know about how you are being pampered.

shomas said...

wonderful Shammi. I miss scotland and everythign abt England now that i am in US...... Lucky you...have fun with all good vegetrian food. i agree you dont get much vegetrian food other than jacket potatoes and chips and beans .....but guess u had a lovely time.waiting for all ur mom's recipes.

Saffron said...

sounds like a lovely time. Enjoy amma's cooking and do post some of her recipes.

cheers!

BDSN said...

Wow i cant wait to see nature pictures...i just adore them!!!

Kitchenmate said...

Shammi: Lucky you:) going to have lot of fun having amma around and enjoy. Do blog about amma's cooking and post about that no-recipe-stream water-direct-from-waterfall.

Meeta said...

Hey Shammi,

Great to hear you are still around. Enjoy the time with Amma and please to post her recipes. Looking forward to them!

Lakshmi said...

have a nice time with your amma.

Vaishali said...

Hi Shammi,
Missed your entry at the ARF/5-a-day event this week.
Btw, maybe you could consider changing your profile photo to one with you, Pete AND your mum. After all, she IS going to be a part of your blog till she is with you in the UK, right? Or will it embarrass her?

shammi said...

Vaishali - actually, that's a great idea! I'll hopefully have the time to put up a recipe AND a photo of my mom on the blog :) Thanks for the suggestion! :)

Santhi said...

what a treat to have amma with u Sahmmi..I ENVY you..

Indira said...

Yay.. amma's food! Lucky you.
Looking forward to learning from amma, Shammi.

I hope you are having a great time with your mother. Please don't worry about blogging, enjoy your time together.
Best wishes -Indira